Welcome to the Museum in the Manse

The Gouverneur Museum has artifacts on three floors, an exhibit building outside, and an Annex at the Gouverneur, a one room schoolhouse, and St. Lawrence County Fairgrounds.

The museum's collection was built from local donations and every object speaks to us from the past and links us to the real people who once owned it. Thanks to the generosity of area residents, the museum houses thousands of items, many are quite unique.

The museum building, "The Manse" was purchased by the Historical Association in 1974 and the museum opened July 4, 1976. The main building was built in 1904 and was once a three story Victorian home, the Presbyterian Manse. In 2015, the church building next door and the Manse were placed on the National Historical Registry.


"The Original RFG"
Gouverneur's Rhoda Fox Graves
by Lawrence Gooley

The Kaplan Lincoln

One of a Kind! or is it?


Historic Photo Galleries

Museum Volunteer, Peg Hay, has scanned photos from the Museum archives.

We welcome donations; make your check payable to "Gouverneur Museum."  

Contact the Museum

© Gouverneur Museum and Historical Association


30 Church Street, Gouverneur, NY 13642

315-287-0570  |  315- 323-2654

The museum has stair chairs to the exhibit floors for accessibility and is wifi enabled throughout.